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Service Is Love in Expression

02 Sivananda

Satsang by Swami Sivananda Saraswati


Love vibrates in the form of service, charity, generosity and benevolence. Daya is active benevolence. It is the positive expression of love. Ahimsa is the negative expression of love. Passive goodness alone is not sufficient. Active goodness or positive goodness is very essential for one’s spiritual advancement. The aspirant should be ever doing actions.


The spirit of service must be ingrained in you. The spirit of service must be innate or inherent in you. There should not be a mere show. All service is empty if there is no love, affection, sincerity and Bhava. If you serve with Bhava and love, God is behind you.


Sankara, Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed served. Janaka and Samartha Ramdas served. Serve, love, give. He who practises these instructions can live through hard times and bad days enlightened by heavenly ray.


Make others truly happy as you strive to make yourself happy. Speak a helpful word. Give a cheering smile. Do a kind act. Serve a little. Wipe the tears of one who is in distress. Render smooth a rough place in another’s path. You will feel great joy.

You do not need to possess enormous wealth. You can serve with your mind and body. Serve daily, serve till the end of your life. Do not stop serving even when you become a famous yogi.

December 4, 2013 | Satsang | Comments Off